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Bern – simply follow your nose!

Bern, Switzerland

Experience hosted by Brigitte Und Margaret

90 minsHosted in German and English
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Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Sniff, inhale and breathe in: you literally follow your nose on this city tour and by doing so find out more about Bern’s history and its scents. Afterwards, in her picturesque studio in the old town, perfumer Brigitte Witschi will help you create your own Bern fragrance, which you can take home as a very special souvenir!
Other things to note
Clothes suitable for a walk around the city – and preferably not smelling of perfume or fabric conditioner!

What's included

  • Drinks
    Rose tea at the start and as an introduction
  • Equipment
    Guests receive a 15ml bottle of perfume they have created themselves!

Meet your host, Brigitte Und Margaret

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Brigitte Witschi: I am a perfumer and have created my very own small, local and unique “art of scent – Swiss perfumes” boutique.
I develop my creations in my studio, which is located in the old town of Bern, where you can experience perfumes that are one of a kind or create your very own!

Margret Schaller: I was born in Bern, which is also where I went to school and university. Bern is the place I call home! I have been a city guide at this UNESCO World Heritage Site for almost twenty years, a job that I put my body and soul into, and – in the case of this tour – my nose!
Brigitte Witschi: I am a perfumer and have created my very own small, local and unique “art of scent – Swiss perfumes” boutique.
I develop my creations in my studio, which is located in the old town of Bern, where you can experience perfumes that are one of a kind or create your very own!

Margret Schaller: I was born in Bern, which is also where I went to school and university. Bern is the place I call home! I have been a city guide at this UNESCO World Heritage Site for almost t…
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From $115
/ person
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Where you'll be

On this tour, you’ll discover the capital in a novel, unique and very special way. We’ll visit historic sights and find out more about scents and the stories behind them.
A novel way of experiencing Bern: interesting, entertaining, sometimes on the frivolous side, but always with a whiff of a fragrance!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Mileta
August 2018
This was the funnest way to experience Bern - went to a lot of places I didn't expect of even realize existed, and the sensory experience was just perfect! Brigitte's atelier is such a gorgeous place where you get to play perfumer for a day - very one of a kind experience
This was the funnest way to experience Bern - went to a lot of places I didn't expect of even realize existed, and the sensory experience was just perfect! Brigitte's atelier is su…
Anh N.
July 2018
The idea of the tour is unique and very interesting. It was an enjoyable experience to explore the city through different scents. And I got my own perfume! I would recommend every body to book this tour! Super! Thanks Brigitte and Margaret.
Colin
July 2018
We weren't entirely sure what we were getting ourselves into when we signed up for this, but it seemed like a clever and unusual way to experience a slice of the history of Bern. It turned out to be one of the most interesting, and exceptionally well executed, city tours I have ever been on. Brigitte and Margaret each played their part exceptionally well. The experience began with a rich and interesting (but compact) tour through the old city with Margaret, stopping at carefully selected locations to hear a fun story or historical anecdote and smell an expertly paired and crafted scent (pulled from little bags full of perfume testing strips, care of Brigitte). At every point any additional questions we had were answered with humor and a truly impressive depth of knowledge about the history of Bern. Margaret is a talented tour guide! We then returned to the perfumerie for a magical half hour of re-smelling the earlier scents, learning how perfumes are crafted, and crafting our own complex fragrances. Once again, expertise and a real depth of understanding were on clear display. Brigitte also has a playfulness when it comes to scents and perfume that seems surprising in someone so passionate. Neither my fiancé nor I have any experience (or much prior interest) in perfumes, but we still had an incredible time. We went on this tour on the last full day of our trip, but I think it could fit well at any point (part of me would rather have done it on one of our first days, but I also had many more questions to ask on our last). Whenever you can fit it in, I highly recommend this experience.
We weren't entirely sure what we were getting ourselves into when we signed up for this, but it seemed like a clever and unusual way to experience a slice of the history of Bern. I…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear good shoes and don’t put on any perfume!